Corkscrew appearance of retinal vessels – Medicine MCQ – CVS – Answer

Corkscrew appearance of retinal vessels – Medicine MCQ – CVS – Answer

Corkscrew appearance of retinal vessels is seen in – Correct answer: b) Coarctation of aorta

Tortuous corkscrew shaped retinal vessels are seen in coarctation of aorta [1].

The fundus finding in Takayasu arteritis is ‘wreath like appearance’. In fact original description of the disorder was by Mikito Takayasu, an Ophthalmologist in 1908 as wreath like arteriovenous anastomosis around the optic disc. This appearance occurs in a relatively late stage of the disease.

Roth’s spots are seen on the retina in infective endocarditis.

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Reference

  1. Granstrom KO. Retinal changes in coarctation of the aorta. Br J Ophthalmol. 1951 Mar;35(3):143-8. (Free full text at Pubmed Central).